RONIN - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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I’m quite excited about Immortal Planet [official site]. It’s from the same Polish developer as Ronin, a turn-based stealth hack-and-slash, which I played a bit of and really enjoyed (and I wasn’t alone Marsh liked it too).

The new game is a real-time isometric action-RPG that creator Tomasz Wac awek describes as ‘Souls-like’. You’re not going to be able to go in and button mash because the focus is on slow-paced, precise combat, where not getting hit is as important and landing a strike.

We now know when it’s coming out some time in July and there’s a new four-minute gameplay video with commentary to enjoy.

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Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

Super Mega Baseball 2

Pretty much everyone I mention my love of baseball to in the UK says “but it’s just rounders with bigger bats!”, which is a bit like saying football is just a giant game of balloon keepie uppie.

We’re not exactly overrun with good baseball games on PC, but Super Mega Baseball is about the best. It’s a cartoon representation of America’s pastime with a surprisingly complex physics system, satisfying mechanics, and addictive gameplay that keeps me coming back for one more swing.

So I’m super mega excited for the sequel, Super Mega Baseball 2 [official site], which has just got a new video detailing a more-realistic art style as well as a release window of September.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

Polybius

Polybius [official site], the psychedelic arcade shooter currently making waves on Playstation VR, is coming to PC. Huzzah! It’s from Jeff Minter, the arcade game veteran that made Space Giraffe, Gridrunner, Revenge of the Mutant Camels, and Tempest 2000, so you know it’s good.

Minter has mentioned a PC port before but, given the trouble last time Llamasoft tried to bring a game to PC, it’s good to hear this is going ahead. He confirmed work on the PC port by posting an image on Twitter of him working in his office, which is crammed with gaming knick-knacks (including a plushy Mario) and VR headsets. He’s also wearing a Christmas jumper. In May! Because why not?

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Constructor - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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After a couple of delays (builders, eh?) Constructor [official site], System 3 s remake of their estate-building strategy game from 1997, finally launched on Friday.

You’re an up-and-coming property tycoon tasked with building an empire while sabotaging rivals with dodgy plumbers, explosions, and gangsters. It was a much-loved British classic with lots of silly accents, including the voice actor for Boycie from Only Fools and Horses.

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Impact Winter - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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Nip over to the Steam review page for third-person survival RPG Impact Winter [official site] and you’ll notice a storm of red arrows, all saying roughly the same thing. It’s got potential but the controls are broken, rendering it virtually unplayable.

There were a number of issues on release: no mouse support on menus, for example (bizarre), clunky key bindings, and inconsistent controller support. Developers Mojo Bones promised a patch earlier this week, and now it’s here to (hopefully) fix some of the issues players were having.

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HITMAN™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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In the downward spiral of bad news coming out of Hitman [official site] developer IO Interactive first that it was being sold by Square Enix, and then that it was laying off staff there’s finally something vaguely positive. It seems that the developer may get to keep making Hitman games after all.

The news emerged from a newly-published transcript of a financial briefing from May 11, the day Squeenix announced the IO sale. It says that the publisher is “negotiating with prospective external investors capable of ensuring” that Agent 47 survives.

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Friday the 13th: The Game - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

Friday 13th server problems

Friday the 13th [official site], the brutal 1v7 slasher sim, has got off to a bumpy start. As soon as developers Gun Media and IllFonic let players loose with masked maniac Jason Voorhees earlier this week, the game’s servers started crashing.

When it works it’s a tense multiplayer romp, says Adam, but many players are currently unable to get their foot in the creaky cabin door. The team have been up all night fixing a ‘Game Database Login Failure’ that was caused by too many people flooding its servers, but the problem persists.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Sundays are for writing The Sunday Papers because Graham is supposed to be chillaxing on holiday but he keeps popping into work so if I don’t do this he probably will. Go eat an ice lolly on the beach, Graham. Perhaps read a selection of good games writing from around the web this week.

Picking up the thread from his old A People’s History of the First-Person Shooter series on RPS, Robert Yang writes a people’s history of the “prop hunt” genre. He traces a path from CrateDM (whose readme file I too adore) to the modern-day Prey. … [visit site to read more]

Finding Paradise - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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Here’s some news that could make you cry: Finding Paradise [official site], the follow-up to the tear-jerking adventure game To The Moon, has been delayed.

It was supposed to come out this summer, but due to “personal circumstances” it’s been pushed back until the end of the year.

… [visit site to read more]

EVERSPACE™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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I like space ships. I like explosions. And, occasionally, I like rock music. So in theory I should love Everspace [official site], a space combat game that has just launched out of early access to its full release at least if the trailer’s anything to go by. … [visit site to read more]

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